poignon1 (s.xvin)

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poignon1 (s.xvin)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: ; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF:  poignonen; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]

pl. poignonen  

The editor of Fem2 suggests the word is merely an error for pulmons, made to rhyme with the equally suspicious reynonen (‘kidneys’), which he considers to be a ‘Germanic plural ending grafted on to a spurious French term adapted from reins’ (p.23 n.167). However, the lexical item rognon is attested in Continental French (DMF rognon) and in Anglo-Norman (reinon). The unusual plural ending aside (which ultimately is the result of the editorial expansion of an abbreviation), the passage may be less corrupt than the editor suggests.


1anat.lung, respiratory organ in the chest cavity
( s.xvin; MS: s.xv1 )  lung: Dedeinz le corps si ad chescun homme Coer, fay et poignonen (M.E. longhen), Splen, bowel et reynonen  23.7
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